Project: The Microbiome in Colorectal Cancer and Pre-Cancerous Polyp Biopsies
University Association: Baylor College of Medicine
Collaborator Name: Hasem El Serag, M.D.
This study proposes to evaluate the change in microbial community structure and diversity in an inflammatory state in colorectal cancerous and pre-cancerous biopsies. The microbiomes colonizing colon tumor tissue or pre-cancerous tissue will be compared to adjacent non-malignant / non-involved mucosa.